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  • la Chart

    published December 29, 2005

    This year's crop of electronic music seemed more concerned with looking in than locking in. For the most part top producers haven't seemed as... More >>

  • The Desyn Diet

    published December 15, 2005

    At a cursory look, dance clubs and health clubs are surprisingly similar. Both share equal space with sleek and lissome and burly and bulky... More >>

  • Adult. Entertainment

    published December 1, 2005

    Groucho Marx once remarked he'd never want to belong to a club that would accept him as a member. Detroit-based brittle-beat artists Adam Lee... More >>

  • Miss Kittin

    published October 20, 2005

    French DJ Caroline "Miss Kittin" Herve gained notoriety in the late Nineties/early Aughts for her droll, stilted delivery on swaggering... More >>

  • Oscar G

    published October 13, 2005

    Considering Oscar G hails from a town as exfoliated as Miami, it's odd that the DJ/producer chooses to kick off his Made in Miami two-disc... More >>

  • Peter Hook

    published October 6, 2005

    Introduced to DJing by Mani (bassist for the Stone Roses and Primal Scream), New Order bassist Peter Hook initially resisted the temptation to... More >>

  • Ying Yang Twins

    published June 30, 2005

    Until recently, the yin and the yang, ancient Taoist symbols that reflect cosmic harmony through two polar opposites, appeared to be merely a... More >>

  • Jamie Lidell

    published June 30, 2005

    With much uninspired R&B cannibalism from a generation, and generalization based on American Idol idolization, is it any wonder that the... More >>

  • Tosca

    published June 2, 2005

    Whenever a musical artist has a child, there's an immediate trepidation among fans that the artist's next release will be all soft and... More >>

  • Boredoms

    published May 19, 2005

    When discussing Japan's psychedelic/Krautrock-informed collective the Boredoms, the group's name is usually spoken with reverence. Or perhaps... More >>

  • Free All Angels

    published May 5, 2005

    For the past two decades Erasure has sung of unrequited yearning, producing a sparkling catalogue quickly cited by any advocate of the lush... More >>

  • Caribou

    published May 5, 2005

    Caribou is the new moniker of Canadian-born, London-based producer Dan Snaith, formerly known as Manitoba. No cause for alarm: The change was made... More >>

  • Feist

    published April 28, 2005

    In The Fader's November 2004 issue, Canadian expatriate Leslie Feist describes herself as a cross-pollinator. This is a wholly appropriate... More >>

  • Prefuse 73

    published March 31, 2005

    Surrounded by Silence? More like surrounded by friends. Roping in Ghostface & El-P (a highlight), Aesop Rock, Camu, Beans, Masta... More >>

  • Cold Cuts

    published March 24, 2005

    "The goal is to make music that makes people hop as much as it hops genres," states Ian Parton, founder and primary songwriter of... More >>

  • Close to the Edit

    published March 17, 2005

    While one hails from Ghent, Belgium, and the other from Glasgow, Scotland, the Glimmers (Mo & Benoelie, formerly the Glimmer Twins) and... More >>

  • Daedelus

    published March 17, 2005

    If one were to characterize the fourth full-length from Dadaist beat collagist Daedelus, swooning would be the best summation. Musically... More >>

  • The Mars Volta

    published March 10, 2005

    Jane's Addiction fans reached for the Zeppelin, and Strokes fans uncovered the Velvet Underground. All's well in geekdom. But now El Paso, Texas... More >>

  • Kings of Leon

    published February 24, 2005

    Tennessee's Kings of Leon emerged in 2003 wholly and hotly embraced by the Brits, who touted the band as "Southern Strokes," postpunk without... More >>

  • Hood

    published February 10, 2005

    Hood, a Leeds-based cast of musicians revolving around brothers Chris and Richard Adams, has been in existence for fourteen years, exhibiting an... More >>

  • Antony and the Johnsons

    published February 3, 2005

    Singer-songwriter/pianist Antony is one of those rare artists who, while not unprecedented, still emerges as singular. Pouring forth an arresting... More >>

  • M83

    published January 27, 2005

    With songwriting partner Nicolas Fromageau, Frenchman Anthony Gonzales composed 2003's highly lauded Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts,... More >>

  • Low

    published January 27, 2005

    Once infamously dubbed (s)Low, the decade-old Duluth, Minnesota, trio Low may well flummox you with its seventh album. Whereas its overriding... More >>

  • Magnolia Electric Co.

    published January 20, 2005

    Picking up where his retired "band" Songs: Ohia left off, Jason Molina leads his Magnolia Electric Co. in capturing Big Sky spirit on a live album... More >>

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